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Re: 03 GSA 1150 or 94 Africa Twin?
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2017, 10:49:14 am »
I wish I could afford both!
I mostly ride alone, yes G.
I cant work on them and decent mechanics are far away. I only have basic tools and very basic skills.
I keep my bikes long, and usually get to know them quite well.
I will put on about 5000km in a year.
I also have kids going to university soon!!

If the 1150 is well sorted, then no doubt anymore. Mine gets serviced once a year and that's it for the past 4 years and 50 000km. An AT you need to be able to be hands on. They have niggles.
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Re: 03 GSA 1150 or 94 Africa Twin?
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2017, 11:55:50 am »
Ive owned two Africa twins and I'm on my second 1150. I was never really impressed with the Africa twins ...Yes they do look awesome, but I found them lacking in power. My first one developed a horrible whine in the gearbox and the second one was an oil guzzler of note. They are not easy to work on and parts are very expensive.
My first 1150 I sold with +150000 Km on the clock ...never gave me a days trouble. Loved that bike. The current one I bought cheap and rebuilt it from the ground up. Didn't cost much and I did it with basic tools. For me ...its 1150 all the way. :thumleft:
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Re: 03 GSA 1150 or 94 Africa Twin?
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2017, 07:17:52 pm »
Thanks for your input everyone.
I really, really liked the AT but have decided to go with the GSA as it ticks more boxes and seems a safer option. There are also some nice extras included which sweetens the deal.
BMW ownership will be a new experience for me and I look forward to a this chapter in my biking story.
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Re: 03 GSA 1150 or 94 Africa Twin?
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2017, 09:47:20 pm »
Thanks for your input everyone.
I really, really liked the AT but have decided to go with the GSA as it ticks more boxes and seems a safer option. There are also some nice extras included which sweetens the deal.
BMW ownership will be a new experience for me and I look forward to a this chapter in my biking story.
May you enjoy and share your opinions and travels with us!
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Re: 03 GSA 1150 or 94 Africa Twin?
« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2017, 11:59:25 am »
Blikners,
If you do decide to get an 1150,you must join the 1150 Forum where the most helpful and friendly owners will offer tips and assist with used parts
and you can join them on the annual R1150GS bash for a nice get together with the owners of these special machines.
On this Wilddog forum,Welsh runs the technical section regarding anything to do with 1150/1100 and he as well as the rest of the owners are very
helpful should you at any stage encounter a problem and needs help in sorting out.
 

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Re: 03 GSA 1150 or 94 Africa Twin?
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2017, 02:17:05 pm »
Thanks, will check it out.
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Re: 03 GSA 1150 or 94 Africa Twin?
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2017, 04:22:55 pm »
Blikners,
If you do decide to get an 1150,you must join the 1150 Forum where the most helpful and friendly owners will offer tips and assist with used parts
and you can join them on the annual R1150GS bash for a nice get together with the owners of these special machines.
On this Wilddog forum,Welsh runs the technical section regarding anything to do with 1150/1100 and he as well as the rest of the owners are very
helpful should you at any stage encounter a problem and needs help in sorting out.

The 1150 guys are a lekker bunch, it's the 1200 guys and KTM riders that tag along and gooi naam weg, cant take them anywhere  :pot:

PS: Post pics when you get the vark
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Re: 03 GSA 1150 or 94 Africa Twin?
« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2017, 09:13:06 pm »
On my way home after picking it up today.
Incl in the price were alum panniers with brackets, another rear shock , ABS module, spots, some brackets for luggage, Touratech silinder protectors and some other stuff I dont know what they're for. Mostly screws, bolts wiring etc.
The bike went well so all in all I'm quite chuffed.
Going for a lekker ride tomorrow. I have been without a big bike for almost a month and looking forward to it.
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Re: 03 GSA 1150 or 94 Africa Twin?
« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2017, 09:31:05 pm »
Not completely the same , but i found my Suzuki DR650 2009 model in much better condition than a 2010 Model , just because the owner only did commuting and lite riding , prety sure its case by case , KM's and years does not always tell the full tail , if the guy with the older model used it barely or  looked after it very well , then maybe that's the better option :D Just my 2 C , Not very experienced myself ^_^ Happy bike hunting.  :ricky:
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Re: 03 GSA 1150 or 94 Africa Twin?
« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2017, 09:38:58 pm »
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Thanks!
Owners plays a big role in a bikes condition, thats for sure. You can learn a lot from a bike by listening to the owner a d looking around his house, garage etc.
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Re: 03 GSA 1150 or 94 Africa Twin?
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2017, 10:45:20 pm »
wonder what happened to the original GSA crashbars?
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Re: 03 GSA 1150 or 94 Africa Twin?
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2017, 11:22:38 pm »
Baie geluk met die nuwe scooter.Hoop sy gee jou groot plesier!!
 

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Re: 03 GSA 1150 or 94 Africa Twin?
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2017, 06:15:02 am »
wonder what happened to the original GSA crashbars?
Hoe voel hy Blikners?
Lekker rustige bike Chris. Gearbox klink soos n sak vol spanners maar hy start maklik (rook nogal erg), ry baie glad, trek glad weg en is lekker gerieflik.
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Re: 03 GSA 1150 or 94 Africa Twin?
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2017, 06:17:15 am »
Baie geluk met die nuwe scooter.Hoop sy gee jou groot plesier!!
Dankie Kallie, sal hoot as ek voor jou huis verby ry ek wil Ouberg oor ry Ladismith toe vandag.
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Re: 03 GSA 1150 or 94 Africa Twin?
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2017, 06:28:26 am »
Nice ride  ;)
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Re: 03 GSA 1150 or 94 Africa Twin?
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2017, 07:06:12 am »
Baie geluk met die nuwe scooter.Hoop sy gee jou groot plesier!!

sit hom maar so veel moontlik op centre stand, op side stand kan olie in die combustion chamber in lek  - waar die rook vandaan kom

congrats  :thumleft:
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Re: 03 GSA 1150 or 94 Africa Twin?
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2017, 07:32:42 am »
Congratulations Blikners....nice bike. :thumleft:
Volroom hit the nail on the head regarding the smoke. If you leave them on their side stand for any length of time ...they do smoke on start up.
If you need any advice or help , dont hesitate to ask. There is also a ton of good information on this forum and on Youtube.

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Re: 03 GSA 1150 or 94 Africa Twin?
« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2017, 12:22:27 pm »
Congrats- good to see you made the right choice.
 
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Re: 03 GSA 1150 or 94 Africa Twin?
« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2017, 12:37:37 pm »
I have both bikes. The AT lives in Tanzania, the Beemer in SA. I like both for different reasons and it has mainly to do with riding type. Here in Tz it's not easy to ride fast so the AT can handle 130/140 sprints.
In SA I like that you can nail 180 (with a bit of hard work) on the gorgeous SA roads you all moan about, plus of course offroad the AT shines.
You have a nice buy and good luck.
All bikes need attention so that is hardly a talking point. Just major stuff on the Beemer was...ouch! 
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Re: 03 GSA 1150 or 94 Africa Twin?
« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2017, 12:52:11 pm »
Mooi man.
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